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4th ODI today

The Bangladesh team will get a second crack at sealing a memorable series win against the West Indies when the sides face off for the fourth game of the five-ODI series at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur today. The home side are 2-1 up after the West Indies pulled one back with a four-wicket victory in the third game on Wednesday.

The match will begin at 2:30 pm and will be televised live on Channel 9.

The third match was played on a raging turner with both teams' spinners enjoying a field day as Bangladesh, put in to bat first, were all out for 227 before making West Indies fight hard for the win. It took a high-class, patient century from Marlon Samuels for the tourists to come out on top.

The pitch for today's game is likely to be a batting-friendly one. Regardless, the toss is crucial as the side batting second under lights will enjoy the better of the conditions as dew in the evenings is a major factor, making it hard for the spinners to grip the wet ball.

Left-arm spinner Elias Sunny has been drafted into the Bangladesh squad and it is possible, with off-spinner Shohag Gazi already opening the bowling, that Sunny may replace pacer Rubel Hossain for today's match in order to increase the hosts' spin advantage. Another less likely change is Jahurul Islam taking the place of batsman Naeem Islam.

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